Thursday, May 28, 2009
hmmm I bet you guys can think of better songs ringtones for vamps ?
The best part about acquiring new technology is customization. Blood-red wallpaper? Check. Clock set to Sundown-Countdown? Check. And we all know that choosing a ringtone, of all of the possible tweaks, is the most important.
What song you're going to annoy your friends, family, and random strangers with for at least 2 years (length of phone contract) is a monumental decision. So if you're one of those vampires (or a human with vampyric tendencies), here's a round-up of the 5 most popular ringtones among vampires.
1. "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
Vampires like to think that this one is an ode from new vampires to their makers. Plus, there's the whole sucking part.
2. "Dead and Gone" - T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake
We think this one's a little menacing. Just a little. Like JT in a leotard.
3. "Love Cats" - The Cure
Picture Robert Smith. Some of us look the way you think we might look. There may or may not be a connection between those two sentences.
4. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson
To be funny.
5. "Call Me" - Blondiehttp://bloodcopy.com/5266212/top-5-ringtones-for-vampires
UPDATE: One lucky reader can win a blood-red iPod nano if they correctly guess the vampire. If more than one reader submits the correct answer, a winner will be chosen at random. Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your email address. Contest details below. Good luck!
The idea behind this little quiz is to prove to any doubters out there who think that all vampires have glow-in-the-dark fangs, bloodshot eyes, and Count Chocula capes, that anyone, even your most average-looking of folks, can be a vampire. Exhibits 1-6 at left.
Last night, the Bloodcopy staff took to the streets to partake in some mixed-being nightlife. Andrew threw back a few bottles of warm TruBlood (Type B, known as the "aggressive and energizing" type), while the rest of the staff enjoyed a selection of microbrews. We surveyed the scene, and picked our victims (it's a metaphor! jokes!).
So look at the photographs. Look long and hard. Can you spot the vampire?
Page Crutcher does a great interview with Charlaine - she actually asks her some different and interesting questions ! Amazing!
So what is in Sookie purse ?
The week that I spoke with Charlaine Harris her novel, Dead and Gone, reached #3 on the New York Times best seller list. This isn't surprising.
Charlaine uses her pen to draw out worlds full of sexy, comical and real characters that may or may not be of the supernatural variety, 'supes' as her feisty, yet vulnerable, heroine Sookie Stackhouse calls them.
These are the kinds of novels you slink deep down into. Like warm bath water, they keep you drifting, content to stay for as long as you can in their enchanting and often tumultuous universe. She doesn't create characters. She creates friends.
Humble, sassy and honest, Charlaine doesn't shimmer. She sparkles. Speaking with her is insightful, entertaining and motivating. She's living her dream, without blinders on and loving where her path, with all its bends and curves, takes her.
Charlaine will tell you, if you want to be a writer, "it is necessary to read and read and read. The first thing you have to do to be a writer - read widely across all genres." She practices what she preaches..
Read on ..
Whose foot is that in Andy's car?
There is increasingly less certainty about that being Lafayette's foot.
<--Lafayette painting his toes on the bar. When Alan Ball said in "A Touch of Blood" that " book readers will know that the foot is Lafayette " we all decided that if it really was, HE WOULD NEVER say that ...
So now there is speculation that the foot might be
someone else maybe Lettie Mae or maybe Miss Jeanette.
Tara accidentally runs into Miss Jeanette on working at a drug store the way to Keachie.
Here are the hands with fingernail polish color for Miss Jeanette (right)
<--The foot in Andy's car in the parking lot. What do you think?
Now the one thing we know for sure about True Blood is that the episode names come from the a song used in in the soundtrack of that episode and that it is somehow significant to that episode.
Episode 2.01 - Nothing but the Blood
Episode 2.02 - Keep this Party Going
Episode 2.03 - Changed to Scratches from Scratch My Back
Episode 2.04 - Changed to Shake and Fingerpop from Let's Take a Trip Together
Episode 2.05 - Never let me go
Episode 2.06 - Friend is a Four Letter Word
Episode 2.07 - Release me
Episode 2.08 - Timebomb
Episode 2.09 - I will rise up
All we know about Season 2 spoilers, casting calls etc. can be found here
All Season 2 videos ( including my great slide shows) here
We know that Alan Ball and the amazing Gary Calamar put great effort into musically curating True Blood !
Episode 2.10 - New World In My View , this is only my guess, I just research the various songs with the leaked title and come up with a song I think it might be.
I think it might be New World in My View by Sister Getrude Morgan, the remix by King Britt y0u can hear them both versions here
All Things Considered, did a great report on Sister Morgan in September 30, 2005 just months after Katrina.
One gem of New Orleans culture was long gone before Hurricane Katrina hit, but her music and message are poised to reach larger audiences when a Philadelphia-based production team rolls out its remix and tour.
Sister Gertrude Morgan was born in 1900 in Alabama and died in 1980. At age 39, she decided to carry God's message to what she called the "headquarters of sin," New Orleans. It was there she preached, painted -- and recorded an album.
Let's Make a Record, issued in 1970, was a cappella gospel with Morgan's tambourine as accompaniment. Though her paintings became widely collected and displayed, the album remained obscure.
Read on and you can hear the wonderful episode of All Things Considered HERE
Question: Since you've seen the first four True Blood episodes of season 2, is there anything you can share? --Sanna
Ausiello: They're bloody fangtastic! (Never. Gets. Old.) Seriously, season 2 -- premiering June 14 -- gets off to a thrilling, gory, scary, sexy, disgusting, funny, suspenseful start. Alan Ball would drive a wooden stake through my heart if I spoiled any of the big twists (i.e. my lips are sealed about the fate of a certain flamboyant vampire blood dealer), but here are a few juicy morsels to whet your appetite:
• There are three orgies, all of them powered by Maryann's (Michelle Forbes) aphrodisiac fairy dust.
• Alexander Skarsgard's Nordic vamp has an extremely homoerotic encounter with a character who shall remain nameless. In related news, there are about two dozen gratuitous shirtless shots in the first four episodes, all of them belonging to either Mechad Brooks (Tara's new BF, Eggs) or Ryan Kwanten (Jason).
• Sookie has a very revealing conversation with a new character in episode 4.
• If you're wondering what secret Merlotte's newest waitress (played by Ashley Jones) is harboring, a clue can be found on her skin.
In Episode 12 of Season one MaryAnn comes to pick up Tara from Sookie's house, the night of the Rene attack. Sam looks very surprised and worried. She says "Did you think I wasn't go to find you ? You silly, silly dog !"
From the Episode 2.03: “Nothing But the Blood” description from HBO , we learn that in this episode "Sam (Sam Trammell) recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann (Michelle Forbes) as a 17-year-old."In the "Taste of Blood " season 2 clips we see this meeting between MaryAnn and the 17 year old Sam.
We do know that where Sam says to her " go ahead and turn me" it looks as if Maryann can turn Sam into a dog at her whim. ( see photo above)
From Women's Health Magazine
Hottie: Ryan Kwanten
On HBO's True Blood, the 32-year-old actor spends an inordinate amount of time half-naked. We got him to bare even more: his thoughts on love and dating.
1. As an Australian living in the U.S., have you spotted any differences between Aussie and American women?
Australian women tend to tell it like it is—even if it's the brutal, honest truth. I think American women usually break it to you a little easier. There's a softer side to them.
2. What's one mistake you see women making in relationships?
Trying out the "I love yous" after a week or two [of dating]. You have to give it time before you start [saying that]. I like exploring the mystery of a relationship instead of laying it all out on the table at the beginning.
3. Care to let us in on your most embarrassing dating moment?
I arrived at this girl's house and her dad answered the door. The guy was huge—in my head, he seemed close to seven feet tall and 300 pounds. He looked down at me and said, "Can I help you?" I said, "Yeah, I'm here to see—" and I forgot the girl's name! I was just looking up at him thinking, Oh, God, please don't squash me!
Read on there is a mention of Scrabble ;-)
You guys remember to play everyday! great prizes !
There is a little spoiler mystery even in the game. In the game we see pages like Merlotte's and the cemetery, on the cemetery page there is this icon to click on ( see image below right), it's the tombstone for Lafayette Reynolds . I'll tell ya since watching Alan Ball on the 'A Taste of Blood' documentary last weekend where he states, " anyone that's read the books will tell you it's Lafayette " makes me think IT WON'T be his foot ! ( although maybe his body will be in the trunk ;))
Now, don't get me wrong, I think Lafayette will die but Ball might drag out the intrigue a little into Season 2
Being Human BBC series about A Werewolf, A Vampire and A Ghost living as Flatmates is Moving To America
The supernatural beasties are coming over from across the pond. Being Human is finally going to get some American air time, which means no more choppy YouTubey scrap-watching for me.
The series, which literally is about a young werewolf, vampire and ghost all sharing a flat in Bristol together, is like Friends, if the cast mates sometimes murdered people and turned them into bloodsucking immortals and wolf people.
The bumbly little fellow who plays the mild-mannered werewolf, George, is awfully endearing, you should tune in just for him. The ghost is a obnoxious dead lady, but pehaps I would be too if I was stuck wearing the same clothes forever. All in all, its a cute little series (from what I've seen) and if it stays on the "troubles with dating a werewolf" path it will continue that way. Sadly it looks like it's veering off into some strange vampire war that I can't particularly understand, and I'm not sure I care for.
Addicted by Saving Abel LYRICS ( version 2)